Philadelphia Phillies: 25 Greatest Player Nicknames in Franchise History

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Philadelphia Phillies: 25 Greatest Player Nicknames in Franchise History
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Baseball is a funny game.

Under the top layer of competition exists a core of strategy, superstition, and of course, nicknames. The Philadelphia Phillies are no stranger to any of those things, but they're especially familiar with the nicknames part. After all, they've been around the block a few times.

Established in 1883, countless players have come and gone for the Phillies, but it seems as though the ones we remember most had some kind of moniker that made them memorable. For example, do we remember Von Hayes for what he did on the field, or the "Five-for-One" nickname that made him popular?

The Phillies certainly have never had a shortage of nicknames covering all types of monikers, from the intimidating to the comical. From a description of one's physical stature and attributes to their mental state, it seems as though the Phillies have had a nickname to cover all situations.

These are only the top 25, but they are classics.

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